Audi A7 review - can it match rivals from BMW and Mercedes?
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Is there such a thing as too much choice? Audi clearly doesn't think so. The German firm's range already consists of 20 different body styles, and now there's a new one to choose from -- the new, Mercedes CLS-rivalling A7 Sportback.
BMW M6 Gran Coupe vs Audi RS7 - Auto Express
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This is the new Audi RS7 and its arch-rival, the BMW M6 Gran Coupe. Both
are powered by turbocharged V8 engines
and have over 500bhp -but do they really justify their nearly £100,000
price tags? Watch our video review to find out.
The BMW M6 costs just under £98,000 and features a 4.4-litre twin-turbo V8 with 552bhp and 680Nm of torque. It'll
sprint from 0-60 in just 4.2 seconds before hitting a limited top speed of
The Audi has a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8
yet despite being down on capacity compared to the BMW it produces the same
bhp and has even more torque with a huge 700Nm. Once again top speed is
limited to 155mph, but it hits 60 in just 3.9 seconds.
So, what's the Audi like to drive? Well, the first thing is that it's so
hard to use the performance on the road - it's just so fast that it's
impossible to put it into use.
The one thing the Audi does have is quattro all-wheel drive and a clever
sport differential - that means it doesn't have any of the traction issues
that you get in the M6, and it doesn't work it's stability control as hard.
There's lots of grip, but the problem is it's just a bit inert - there's
not a lot of feel in the steering.
Also, the suspension is a bit odd. The ride isn't great - in fact it's
pretty awful - and all in all it's not a particularly engaging car despite
its speed. It's quite hard to love this car despite the fact that the
engine is so great.
So how does the BMW compare? If anything the BMW engine has a little bit
more character than the Audi engine and there's certainly more fizz to the
driving experience. It's not perfect and it troubles the traction control
quite a lot on a wet road, though.
The biggest problem for this car in a way, though isn't the Audi - it's the
M6's sister car, the M5. This car is substantially more expensive than the
M5 - about £25,000 more than an M5 - and it doesn't offer a huge amount
more in terms of driving.
So the BMW is the best to drive but it's also the nicest to sit in, with
its stylish interior and sporty wrap-around cockpit. The Audi's still feels
posh and is loaded with gadgets but it lacks the BMW's wow factor. However
with its hatchback boot the Audi is the more practical of the pair.
It might cost a lot more money than the BMW M5 but we'd go for the M6 Gran
Coupe - it looks great, sounds fantastic and most importantly it's more fun
to drive than the Audi RS7.
Mercedes CLS review - Auto Express
It's the original four-door coupé -- and now, the CLS is back for its
difficult second instalment! Since 2004, a total of 170,00 customers have
been seduced by the big Mercedes' blend of luxury and striking good looks.
And it's inspired the likes of the Porsche Panamera and Audi A7. So can the
all-new CLS pick up where its predecessor left off?
Audi A7 v Mercedes CLS v Porsche Panamera review - Auto Express
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It's the car that takes Audi into yet another niche, but has the A7 got
what it takes to outmanoeuvre quirky rivals like the Mercedes CLS and
Porsche Panamera? Watch our group test video above to find out.
Lamborghini Huracan review
The Lamborghini Huracan is a glorious fusion of modern technology and
old-school Lamborghini theatrics.
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The new Lamborghini Huracan LP6104 has a big task on its hands.
Not only must it beat the Ferrari 458 and the McLaren 650S, it needs to
outperform the Gallardo - the car it replaced - in the showroom, as the
Gallardo was the manufacturer's best-selling model ever, with 14,000 sold
over a 10-year career.
Happily, the Lamborghini Huracan gets off to the best possible start.
Perhaps the design is a little conservative by Lamborghini's standards, but
in the flesh, the aggressive proportions, aggressive front end and floating
C-Pillar push all the right buttons.
Like in the Lamborghini Aventador, the interior of the Huracan pays homage
to fighter jets, with a flip-up ignition switch, angles everywhere and a
new cockpit-like 12.3-inch digital instrument display behind the wheel that
can be configured in a variety of ways.
The Lamborghini Huracan also gets a whole range of brand-new technologies.
For starters, there's this all new chassis which is made from a combination
of aluminium and carbon fibre. This makes the Huracan not only 10 per cent
lighter than the Gallardo, but also 50 per cent stiffer.
There are also new three-stage adaptive dampers, as well as a variable
ratio electro-mechanical steering system that varies the ratio on how quick
A new electronically controlled four-wheel drive system can send up to 70
per cent of the power to the Huracan's rear-wheels in normal driving, and
up to 100 per cent when you really need it.
Most importantly on the new Lamborghini Huracan, though, is a new,
seven-speed twin-clutch box that shouldn't feel like you're getting kicked
in the head every time you change gear.
Rather than downsizing or turbocharging,
Lamborghini has stuck to its guns by using a developed version of the
Gallardo's naturally aspirated 5.2-litre V10.
The Lamborghini Huracan gets stop-start and a few other tweaks to make it a
little bit cleaner, but most importantly, it's now got 602bhp and 560Nm of
torque. It'll do 0-60 in 3.2 seconds and it has a top-speed of 202mph.
The Lamborghini Huracan's acceleration is pretty vivid. Perhaps it doesn't
quite have the free-revving nature of a Ferrari 458 or the turbocharged hit of a McLaren 650S, but it's
definitely lost none of the aural drama that the Gallardo had.
The biggest change here with the Lamborghini Huracan, though, is its
breadth of abilities.
It has something called the 'Anima' switch, meaning it has three driving
modes. In 'Strada' mode, it softens the suspension and dials back the
ferocity of the steering, the gearbox and the throttle.
'Sport' mode is somewhat of an interim mode and it's pretty good for
fast-driving on road. But since we're testing the Lamborghini Huracan at
the amazing Ascari circuit in Spain, it would be a shame if we didn't go
for the full-fat 'Corsa' mode.
Fling it into a corner and the steering is quite light, but it's absolutely
pin-sharp. In terms of feel, it's a bit like a Ferrari 458 and you can feel
the variable ratio really helping you out, meaning there's no full-opposite
The carbon ceramic brakes on the Lamborghini Huracan are standard-fit now,
and they're absolutely brutal in the way they stop the car.
With the four-wheel drive system, there's also tonnes of grip. However, if
you provoke the Huracan a bit, you can get it to act a bit like a
rear-wheel drive car.
Perhaps it's not as lairy as the Gallardo used to be - that used to like to
gets its tail out at the slightest provocation - but you can still have
some fun with this thing and feel it moving underneath you. The tech used
in the Huracan can also make a pretty average driver look pretty
The question is though, is do you actually want a Lamborghini that flatters
you and covers up all your driving mistakes? Some will say that a
Lamborghini should scare the life out of you and your passenger. Then it
should spit you into a hedge when you're not at the top of your game.
But, we'd disagree because the new Huracan is a glorious fusion of modern
electronics and old-school theatrics.
If you want something that drives like a pig and breaks-down every five
minutes, you can always take your £186,000 and spend it on something from
Lamborghini's back catalogue.
Audi A7 Premium Plus HD Video Review
http://drivencarreviews.com/ Svelte and sleek, Audi's new A7 turns lowly
garages into art galleries. Tom Voelk checks out this supercharged piece of
sculpture which is quite possibly the best looking hatchback to ever grace
2014 Audi RS7: Top Speed Bahnstorming in Germany! - Ignition Ep. 80
On this episode of Ignition, Carlos Lago tests the new Audi RS7 through
over 500 miles of German roads, including top-speed blasts on the
unrestricted Autobahn. With 560 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of
torque from its twin-turbo 4.0-liter
V-8, the RS7 eclipses even the R8's 5.2-liter V-10 in power delivery. We
find out just how monstrous the resulting acceleration is -- as well as the
top speed -- though the green countryside of southern Germany.
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2014 Audi RS5 vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz C63 507 Coupe! - Head 2 Head Ep. 51
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Jonny Lieberman sets out to discover which
German hot-rod-personal-luxury-coupe is the best you can get. The 507 Coupe
is the last iteration of the W204 C63. With the exception of the very
limited-run Black Series, it's the best C63 that AMG has ever done. Under
its hood sits a hand-built, 6.2-liter naturally aspirated V-8 good for 507
more do you want? Perhaps something more high-tech, and that's where the
Audi RS5 comes in. The sexy coupe from Quattro GmbH in Neckarsulm features
a 4.2-liter V-8 that spits out 450 hp. That¹s less power than the 507
Coupe makes, true, but the Audi also features AWD, a dual-clutch
transmission, bigger wheels and tires, plus a trick torque-vectoring rear
differential. Which one is quicker? Which one is more fun to drive? Which
one is best? Watch and find out!
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2012 Audi A7 Test Drive & Review
The brand new 2012 Audi A7 is in! We take a look at the beautiful new
4-door hatchback from Audi to see how it feels in person.
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Like the idea of a large executive car, but can't quite see yourself behind
the wheel of a large, heavy saloon? Then the Audi A7 is for you, it's
Audi's answer to cars like the Mercedes CLS and BMW 5-Series GT, both of
which are subtly different to the A7 in terms of concept. Practicality is
good, with a 535 litre boot, and the car is comfortable and relaxing to
2012 Audi A7 Prestige Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the all new 2012 Audi A7
Prestige. I take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior
of this car while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting
unique styling cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the
details of it, start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A
thorough tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
2013 Audi A7 3.0 BiTurbo TDI (313hp) - DRIVE & SOUND (1080p FULL HD)
The full Autobahn and country road drive with the 2013 Audi A7 3.0 Bi-turbo TDI ("BiTDI") with 313hp and 650Nm of
torque.This time in a A7 Sportback which had the optional S-Line package
and therefore runs on 265 / 35 / R20 wheels. Acceleration is really
impressive while the Exhaust plays a
lovley sound. Compared to the 245hp Diesel (7-speed S-Tronic) in A6 and A7
this car offers the 8-speed automatic which makes the ride more comfortable
than the S-Tronic variants. The built in S-Line Suspension was stable but a
bit to uncomfortable, therefore I would suggest taking the Sport Suspension
or adaptive air Suspension. As always, make sure to LIKE / COMMENT /
Mercedes CLS vs Audi A7 Sportback - English subtitled
De confrontatie waar ze bij Audi en Mercedes al lang naar uitkijken! De
Audi A7 Sportback neemt het op tegen de nieuwe Mercedes CLS. We vergelijken
de gelikte carrosserieën met V6 benzinemotor. Mooie auto's, mooie motoren
en schitterende beelden.
Maybach 62 Test Drive (And Ride!) with Chris Moran
An in-depth review of the 2005 Maybach 62 with Chris Moran
Maybach was one of the world's most exquisite nameplates in the 1920s and
'30s. The original company was founded by Karl Maybach — the son of
Wilhelm Maybach, who developed the first Mercedes.
Some people were surprised when Maybachs returned in the form of two
closely related, all-new ultraluxury sedans. Each posh sedan is filled with
nearly every sort of comfort and convenience feature offered in a motorcar.
Ostensibly a product of DaimlerChrysler, Mercedes-Benz's parent company,
the modern-day Maybach is actually considered a make of its own.
Maybachs come in two sizes: the regular Type 57 and the extended-length
Type 62. Each model designation indicates the car's length in meters: 5.73
for the Type 57 and 6.17 for the Type 62. Special features include
electronic braking and an Airmatic Dual Control air suspension.
A rearview parking-assist camera is available in the 2005 model. Standard
equipment now includes Robbe & Berking beverage flutes and a handcrafted
Dunhill Collection umbrella. Standard Sirius Satellite Radio includes a
Only one or two Maybachs per day are built at a state-of-the-art facility
in Germany. Mercedes-Benz dealers must sign separate agreements to sell
According to the manufacturer, Maybach styling balances classic and
avant-garde features. The doors, hood and fenders are made of aluminum.
Maybach says a primary goal was to deliver an "entirely new definition of
Twelve body colors are available, and two-tone paint schemes may be
specified. Bi-xenon headlights are standard. The regular-size Type 57 is
225.3 inches long overall, uses a 133.5-inch wheelbase and rides on 19-inch
tires. A standard power-closing feature pulls the door shut from the first
As many as 100 items inside the Maybach are trimmed with exotic woods.
Buyers can mix options with the immense standard-equipment list in numerous
combinations. Available accessories include a luggage set, a sterling
silver champagne goblet, a humidor, a golf bag and a fluffy travel rug.
Buyers may choose from six Grand Nappa leather colors and three types of
wood. All four standard seats are heated, and active seat ventilation is
Occupants can luxuriate in reclining rear seats. A television with a
9.5-inch TFT flat screen includes a DVD player. Interior features also
include four-zone climate control with two air-conditioning units, a
refrigerated compartment, a cordless phone with two handsets and a
21-speaker Bose Dolby sound system. Each sedan also has the Tele Aid
emergency communication system and the Comand integrated control system,
which are available for Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
Under the Hood
Breathing with the assistance of twin turbochargers, the 5.5-liter V-12 produces 550 horsepower and 663
pounds-feet of torque. It teams with a five-speed-automatic transmission.
Maybach claims the Type 57 can accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 5.2
Ten airbags, including two adaptive front airbags, four side-impact
airbags, and front and rear side curtain-type airbags, are installed.